Chris Basmajian / Work /

Motion Variations
Interactive video (custom software, computer, digital projector, rear projection screen, video camera)

As viewers approach this installation, they see a rear projection screen displaying images of captured motion in the space beyond. The projection cycles through a series of effects, imposing various algorithms on the temporal flow of the captured motion loops. The effects are comic, uneasy, and nervous, reflecting feelings of self-consciousness in public space. As viewers come around the screen, they become aware of the disparity between the projected image and the reality of the scene. As viewers walk into the space, their shadows create a negative space on the screen, soon replaced by their image as manipulated by the logic of the work.